Mosquito control education materials from the early 20th century—from changing the landscape to chemical insecticides.
The Truth About Black Cats
Superstitions about black cats are common even today and are reinforced especially during Halloween. For instance, folklore tells us that if a black cat crosses your path, bad luck is sure to follow. But appearances are deceiving.
The Falls of 1972: John B Calhoun and Urban Pessimism
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Jon Adams and Edmund Ramsden. Adams, of the London School of Economics, and Ramsden, of the University of London, share
Bats in the Stacks
The bat an essential symbol of Halloween, its silhouette found carved into pumpkins and decorating windows each season. This fascinating little mammal is often underappreciated despite the vital role they play in human health.
By Susan Speaker ~ World War I is notable for the size of the armies involved, the huge number of casualties, and the vast amount
A Look into the Pensieve: Reflections on Harry Potter at Twenty Years
Elizabeth Bland, M.A., will speak on June 27, 2017 at 2:00 in the Lister Hill Auditorium at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on “A
Truly Translational: Louis Sokoloff and PET Brain Imaging
By Susan Speaker Twenty-first century medical practitioners have many ways of making images of the inside of the body, including x-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging
Vulnerability to Covert Attack, 1959
By Sarah Eilers Vulnerability to Covert Attack. The film title seems as relevant today as it must have when it was made, in the Cold
The Wonders of Creation
By Homira Pashai The National Library of Medicine holds an important collection of over 200 manuscripts dating back to the eleventh century in Arabic, Persian,
An Early Look at the Turkey
Turkeys were one of many animals and plants the Europeans encountered in the New World beginning in 1492. In 1555, Conrad Gessner described the Turkey in the third volume of his famous zoological work, Historiae Animalium.